University of Southern Denmark, IMADA - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2377 23258Position ID: SDU-POSTDOC [#23258, 23/62626]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Pure mathematics, theoretical physics
Application Deadline: 2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/29, listed until 2024/01/01)
Position Description:    

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The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a number of two to three year positions as postdoctoral fellow with emphasis on either pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory or theoretical physics.

There are several funding sources available at the centre, both from European, American and Danish sources, including the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the Simons Collaboration grant on “New Structures in Low-Dimensional Topology” with PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende and the VILLUM Young Investigator grant “New invariants in low­-dimensional topology via quantum field theory” led by Associate Professor Du Pei.

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 December 2023.

The QM centre  is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

We are seeking candidates with a strong research background in pure mathematics or theoretical physics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory, quantum field theory, string theory or mathematical physics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molecular, in big data analysis and in quantum computing.

Job description / requirements
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research and collaborate with the world community in the field. The candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics or theoretical physics.

Furthermore the candidates must have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (, Professor Vivek Shende ( and Associate Professor Du Pei ( 

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English.
• Research statement.
Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these need to reach us before the deadline.
We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure their letters have reached us by the deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
The application, including the required attachments, must be in English.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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Contact: Jørgen Ellegaard ANDERSEN
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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense
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